iPads for Learning

iPads are everywhere.  They are generally popular, and for many children, iPads aren’t just used as toys but as learning tools in schools as well.  Families of children with autism seem particularly drawn to owning iPads. Why are they so popular?  And how are they helpful for people with autism? People with autism often have difficulties learning and communicating, because […]

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Augmented and Alternative Communication

“Communication is life. It is the only vehicle we have for connecting meaningfully with others.” Joseph Grenny, author   Our daughter began speaking with words when she was 3.  When she was six, she spoke mostly with sentences that she’d memorized or with short words and phrases.  She shared requests or comments about what she wanted or was doing in […]

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7 Great Blogs by Autistic Adults

One of ADAPT’s key beliefs is that people are the expert of their own experiences. We advocate to government for a range of autism therapy options because we believe that parents know more about what their kids need than a one size fits all program possibly can – parents have an expertise regarding their children that government officials just can’t […]

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Seminars at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children

Between waiting lists and age cut-offs, it can be hard to find support for your child with autism.  But one of the most helpful organizations in Winnipeg is the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.  In addition to the Relate program (which does have a wait list and entry criteria), they offer some excellent short-term learning opportunities for families and caregivers of […]

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